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Dracophyllum
Dracophyllum. New Zealand
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Ericales
Family: Ericaceae
Genus: Dracophyllum
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Dracophyllum is a genus of shrubs or trees in the family Ericaceae. This genus is very close with genus Richea.

Dracophyllum traversii fragment
Dracophyllum traversii. New Zealand

This plants grow in Australia and Oceania; many species grows in mountains. The number of species is more than 60.

The common English name of dracophyllum is the grass tree.

It is evergreen plants with the long leaves in the form of snakes. Flowers are small; its color is white, white-yellow or white-red.

It may be an interest plant for gardens. Fruits of some species are edible.

Dracophyllum secundum fragment
Dracophyllum secundum. New Zealand

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